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USS Martin was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on November 26, 1942 and launched on May 18, the following year. It was commissioned on September 4, 1943 under Lt. Paul E. Warfield’s command with the hull number DE-30 and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 19, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had the main missions in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Guam, Ulithi, San Diego, Kwajalein or Formosa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 5, 1945 and sold for scrapping to Wilmington Transportation Co in Wilmington the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Martin received 3 medals.